Office of Alumni Relations

Becky Zrimsek
Becky Zrimsek ’89 Profile
Asst. VP for Annual Giving/Alumni & Parent Relations

Becky Zrimsek ’89 provides strategic direction and management for both the alumni relations and annual giving programs.

Sarah Forster
Sarah Forster ’93 Profile
Director of Alumni Relations

Sarah '93 oversees alumni relations for Carleton College and directs the activities of the office. Specific responsibilities include supervision of reunion planning and support for the 25th and post-55th reunion classes, oversight of Reunion and the Carleton Alumni Volunteer Experience, and planning the annual Reunion Convocation and Alumni College programs. In addition, she provides strategic direction, coordination and support for Carleton's Alumni Council, oversees the production of the Alumni E-News and other alumni communications, and manages the International Alumni Adventures program. If you have a question about Alumni Relations at Carleton, contact Sarah!

Catie Gardner
Catie Gardner ’10 Profile
Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Catie '10 works with the 40th, 45th, and 50th reunion programming committees and coordinates the Oral History Program during Reunion weekend.  She serves as staff liaison for the Multicultural Alumni Network and ‘C’ Club boards and provides project management and assessment of life-long learning opportunities and programs, including the Carleton Connects series. If you have a great idea for a lifelong learning web program, contact Catie!

Leila Keita
Leila Keita Profile
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Leila works with the 5th, 10th, 30th and 35th Reunion program committees and assists alumni volunteers who produce class newsletters. She supports Carleton Clubs program volunteers and helps manage the Coffee with a Carl program. Leila also is responsible for strengthening student-alumni relations ties and works with Carleton's Student and Alumni Programming (SNAP) board. If you have an idea for a regional club event, contact Leila!

Erin Updike
Erin Updike Profile
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Erin works with the 15th, 20th, and 55th Reunion program committees and coordinates volunteers who plan mini and affinity reunions. She supports Carleton Clubs program volunteers and serves as staff liaison to the Out After Carleton board. In addition, Erin carries out Carleton's domestic travel program. If you have an idea for club event or class mini-reunion, contact Erin!

Beth Vivant
Beth Vivant Profile
Administrative Assistant for Summer Academic Programs
Alumni Relations Administrative Assistant

Beth works for both Alumni Relations and Summer Academic Programs. In Alumni Relations, Beth coordinates reunion housing, registration, reunion class communications, and provides overall administrative support for the office. If you call or email Alumni Relations, Beth will likely be the one responding in her friendly, engaging style.

Kaara Maki
Kaara Maki
Alumni Relations Reunion Coordinator

Kaara provides overall coordination for Reunion planning, working with staff and volunteers to implement programs, managing vendor relations, coordinating student staff recruitment, supervision and training, and overseeing various Reunion programs including the Camp Carleton and Teen programs. Kaara also assists with the coordination and production of other special events, including the Carleton Alumni Volunteer training weekend, and supports the Alumni Council Awards and Nominations committee.

Amy Gragg
Amy Gragg
Alumni Relations Program Coordinator

Amy provides project coordination and administrative support for Alumni Relations. She serves as receptionist and office manager at Bird House, Carleton's Alumni Relations welcome center on campus, and manages student staff for the office. Amy coordinates event management and communications for Carleton's clubs program, assists with Reunion registration and other Reunion projects, and coordinates other major alumni events and communications.